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SisterSite was started in October of 2011 by Anne Turner. Its mission is to share meditations, various items, and teaching materials for Christian women, teens and children.
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» Paula's Preserving Club for interesting information on preserving food and related topics, offered by some Christian sisters
» Tweens and Teens blog with lots of videos and some devotionals and quizzes
» Children's Things to Do for practical ways to help children memorize Scripture.
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Theme Scripture— Ruth 1:16, 17: “Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me.”
Ruth’s solemn vow to break all ties with her past and to commit her heart to Naomi, the person of her deepest affection, are a whole expression of true love. That is why they are used at times in marriage ceremonies. Often, wedding guests don't realize that these Bible verses were spoken by a daughter-in-law to her departed husband's mother, who also was a widow.
Ruth’s words promised the greatest possible loyalty: She would follow Naomi, stay with her, adopt her kinsmen as her own, worship and love the God of Israel as her own, die in Naomi's land, and be buried there.
Then, after saying this and perhaps realizing that she might fail in her vow, she prayed that the LORD would punish her if ever it was broken.
Christian sisters, let us strive to love each other and God with this same intensity, and pray that the LORD will uphold our good intentions.